Europe in danger of ‘sleepwalking’ to its doom – guess by whom!

A proud and haughty man, ‘Scoffer’ is his name; he acts with arrogant pride…Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 21:24 & 16:18)

I saw the following about the EU’s puppet-master yesterday in Telegraph’s online news-feed (time-stamp 9:07):

George Soros: EU is ‘sleepwalking into oblivion’ 

The billionaire philanthropist has urged pro-Europeans to wake up before the EU “sleepwalks into oblivion” ahead of the looming European election.

‘Writing for the business website MarketWatch, Mr Soros warned that Eurosceptic parties were on the rise across Europe and now enjoyed a “competitive advantage”.

‘Issuing a rallying cry to those who support the European project, he added: “The people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late...’

Today, however, I cannot find it on that American site’s Europe&Middle-East section, but it appears in London’s Financial News of 12 Feb. Note especially how this EU puppet-master reflects the odious and outrageous, totalitarian and thus anti-democratic nature of the EU, which is not at all surprising.

EUROPE IS SLEEPWALKING INTO OBLIVION

Soros begins (emphases mine):

‘Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late.

If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.

‘The next inflection point will be the elections for the European Parliament in May 2019.

‘Unfortunately, anti-European forces will enjoy a competitive advantage in the balloting. There are several reasons for this, including the outdated party system that prevails in most European countries, the practical impossibility of treaty change, and the lack of legal tools for disciplining member states that violate the principles on which the EU was founded. The EU can impose the acquis communautaire (the body of EU law) on applicant countries, but lacks sufficient capacity to enforce member states’ compliance…’

‘The party system of individual states reflects the divisions that mattered in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the conflict between capital and labor. But the cleavage that matters most today is between pro- and anti-European forces…’

‘In the United Kingdom, too, an antiquated party structure prevents the popular will from finding proper expression…The situation is so complicated that most Britons just want to get it over with, although it will be the defining event for the country for decades to come…The public is also becoming aware of the dire consequences of Brexit. The chances that May’s deal will be rejected on February 14 are growing by the day. That could set in motion a groundswell of support for a referendum or, even better, for revoking Britain’s Article 50 notification.’

Soros concludes:

‘It is difficult to see how the pro-European parties can emerge victorious from the election in May unless they put Europe’s interests ahead of their own. One can still make a case for preserving the EU in order radically to reinvent it. But that would require a change of heart in the EU. The current leadership is reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed — continuing to issue ukazes as if they were still relevant.

‘The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognise the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilise it to defend the values on which the EU was founded.

‘Otherwise, the dream of a united Europe could become the nightmare of the twenty-first century.’

Conclusion

As for every other Eurocrat and EU-connected Lord and MP in the British Parliament, as well as too many Cabinet members, this article demonstrates they’re totally out of touch with the logic behind Britons’ democratic choice to leave that imperial Union.

I have news for you George Soros – the EU already is a nightmare! ‘Remainers’ failed to support their case but could only resort to bombastic disdain and threats empowered by the ungodly spirit of fear; aka, ‘Project Fear’.

Moreover, as its leaders Tusk and Verhofstadt have descended into threats of sending Brexit leaders to ‘hell’ via the guillotine, all sane, rational persons now comprehend the spiritual nature of this battle for Britain’s sovereignty. (Am reminded of the old pagan proverb, ‘Those whom the gods want to destroy, they first make mad’!)

Not only do we strongly object and take a stand against diabolical declarations but we also praise the Lord for prophetic words received last year that ‘the curse is broken’ (as here and here).

Therefore, let’s pray and trust the good Lord will break all Britain’s connections cleanly with the deplorable EU.

MOREOVER, contrary to Tusk’s hell-bent declaration, we can agree with Soros’ own decree and declaration that the EU IS GOING INTO OBLIVION – which aligns with the  prophetic word of 2015 that the Lord will bring about its fall; and which in part says:

“…Rather than rely on Me and my faithfulness to you, you chose, for worldly purposes, to join yourself to an institution which has denied my Name and refused to acknowledge Me in its councils. My fierce anger is upon that institution on account of its rebellion, its defiant rejection of me and its hardness of heart towards my ancient people Israel.

“I warn you now that the European institution will not repent, even though I bring disaster and destruction upon it. I urge you, O Britain still beloved by Me for the sake of your godly forefathers, come out of her, so that you may not be caught up in that same destruction, for I am even now arising in judgment to bring to nothing what she has sought to achieve. If you will separate yourself from her declared rejection of God, I will have mercy upon you and restore my hand of protection; and I will use you once again to bring light to many lost in the darkness which is now steadily increasing…”

Perhaps a merciful way of achieving this would be for the EU institution to be put to sleep first?  Let’s not forget, Rosemary recently reported having perceived a shroud over our Parliament…!

Also, yet again we see a continuation of Fulfilled Prophecy #13; the 11th I’ve blogged but lots more turned up in the news!

Decree & Declaration over Church & Government

We join and stand in agreement with Passion For The Nation’s publication this morning of the following (issued under heading ‘Government’, which I’ve extended as above):

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“The remnant lifts up its voice with a joyful shout. From the west they praise the majesty of the Lord Yahweh, and in the east they give glory to the Lord God!” Isaiah 24:14

Lord, we declare in this season a new desire to praise and to worship will come upon Your people, that the sound of the Name of Jesus will arise, transforming atmospheres and touching lives.

We decree and declare in this season, the church will carry and model Your message of reconciliation and unity into our nation with power and sensitivity, that all communities divided through religion, culture, social status and political opinion will be healed in Jesus’ name. We decree, destructive past experiences will be replaced by new positive ones, that respect will replace hatred and love replace fear.

We declare in this nation, a new level of unity and “oneness” is being released, so in the Name of Jesus, we speak over the separation between the indigenous British church and the spiritual sons and daughters from other nations within the UK that the love of God will overcome every personal and cultural divide, that all giftings and callings will be honoured, welcomed and utilised.

We declare Apostolic and 5-fold ministries within the land, the leaders of streams, of spiritual houses and denominations will recognise the significance of the times, standing together and moving together as respect, honour and trust increase between them.

We declare a new spirit of love and co-operation will rest upon all generations to work together and we call forth the spiritual mothers and the spiritual fathers, in the Name of Jesus.

Now Lord, we thank You for all those You have positioned within our Parliamentary System for this time, irrespective of party allegiance. We speak Your strength, Your wisdom and Your mantle of authority upon them, that Your voice will be heard clearly sounding above and beyond every other voice.

We decree and declare over every secret discussion, debate and vote in these days, the boundaries, borders and sovereignty of this nation; judicial, legislative, physical, spiritual, political and economic will be marked out, established and concluded according to God-given Kingdom purpose and timing.

We declare the Cabinet, Government and Opposition parties, will work shoulder to shoulder, as God-given direction rises above party allegiance, political agendas and personal preference. We stand in Your grace and we declare a fresh alignment of the words and thoughts of our leaders with Your will, that Your plans for this nation will be established.

Footnotes:
  • Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation
  • For the scriptural principles involved visit this site’s Decrees and Declarations.

Spiritual nature of Brexit vs. EU battle now exposed to the world

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

Last night’s news of Donald Tusk’s outburst against Great Britain makes for an unusual follow-up to a reader’s recent enquiry about decrees and declarations. Therefore, I can but conclude:

As President of the European Council and speaking in his official capacity in a conference with the Irish Prime Minster in Brussels yesterday, Donald Tusk spoke out and publicly promulgated an utterly despicable curse from his written notes (ie. a declaration made from a decree), not only upon those who promoted Brexit without having made safe plans for its completion but also and by implication upon every British citizen who voted to leave the E.U.!

(I’d thought to insert a copy of his ‘tweet’ here, but that would reiterate its impudence.)

THE GLOVES ARE NOW OFF! THE EU’s FALL DRAWS NIGH!

Resorting to slander shows the EU’s now lost the ‘discussion’ – lock, stock and barrel. Moreover, they confirm the real spiritual nature of the current Battle for Britain.

Prophetic words and visions of the demonic evil behind today’s Tower of Babel are now demonstrably accurate and fully vindicated by this exposure, not only of its President’s heart but also of this totalitarian institution’s leadership. (Read Is the Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next EU?? and the Fulfilled Prophecies #10 sequence.)

Clearly, the Lord is allowing this outrage to inform the British public of the real, spiritual nature of the European Union that underpins its legal, political and financial structure.

What’s more, I believe the curse is, or even has been, reversed as foretold in two separate words of prophecy that were brought last year. I’ll reiterate those at the end of this two-part blog.

Tusk’s outburst – endorsed by EU Parliament’s Negotiator – demonstrates Britain’s best interests are served by being completely separate from the EU – without any Irish ‘backstop’!

Today’s report from Brexit Central upon the event reminds us the EU is fundamentally anti-democratic – and corrects the EC President’s faulty memory:

‘What an extraordinary day it was in Brussels yesterday. Leading most of the papers today are the incendiary remarks made by European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday at a press conference alongside Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. At the end of a relatively short statement, Tusk opined:

“By the way, I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.”

‘Never mind the deeply undiplomatic nature of the comment which unsurprisingly drew much criticism, it was also totally untrue. While David Cameron and George Osborne may have irresponsibly refused to allow the civil service to prepare for the eventuality of a Leave vote in advance of the referendum, plans were drawn up by others. As Dr Lee Rotherham reminded us here (Change or Go, dispels pernicious myth no work done on Brexit), on BrexitCentral in 2016, there was Change, or Go – the seminal publication from Business for Britain which ran to more than 1,000 pages. Its subtitle, “How Britain would gain influence and prosper outside an unreformed EU”, provides the clue to it being exactly what Tusk claims did not exist. Or there was the 2014 publication, Cutting the Gordian knot: A Road Map for British Exit from the European Union, written by Rory Broomfield and Iain Murray. There were many others too.

‘There’s no way that this was an off the cuff intervention from Tusk. It was clearly planned. If you watch him making the remarks on our video, you can see him referring to written notes while he said it. And he then happily tweeted he words out afterwards (prompting an equally inappropriate response from MEP Guy Verhofstadt, which makes our Tweet of the Day below).

‘And then to rub salt into the wound, at the end of the press conference, Varadkar is caught saying: “They’ll give you terrible trouble in the British press for that”, to which Tusk replies: “Yes, I know” and laughs. What on earth was he thinking???

‘Moreover, many of us had already been offended by some of the earlier contents of Tusk’s short statement. Aside from the contradiction of declaring the Withdrawal Agreement “not open for re-negotiation” while demanding that Theresa May offer a “suggestion on how to end the impasse”, the former Polish Prime Minister also reminded us of the EU’s arrogant attitude to referendums which deliver the “wrong” answer.

‘Having claimed that “a very great number of people in the UK… wish for a reversal of this decision” to leave the EU, he lamented: “The pro-Brexit stance of the UK Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition rules out this question… Today, there is no political force and no effective leadership for Remain”.

‘Some might say that the definitive result of the 2016 referendum rules out a reversal of the said decision. Call me old-fashioned, but when a parliament organises a referendum to ask the people a question, is it not duty bound to implement the answer it is given? But of course, that’s not the EU’s way of doing things. When Denmark rejected the Maastricht Treaty in a 1992 referendum, they had to vote again in order to approve it. It was the same with Ireland and their Nice Treaty referendum in 2001. And when the French and Dutch electorates rejected the European Constitution in 2005, it was merely cosmetically repackaged as the Lisbon Treaty. And when the Irish rejected that in 2008, they had to vote again in order to give Brussels the answer it required. All a salutary reminder that the EU is not so much undemocratic as anti-democratic.

‘Back to yesterday’s events and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also repeated that the Withdrawal Agreement is the “only deal possible” and “not open for renegotiation”. Speaking alongside Varadkar after his meeting with the Taoiseach, Juncker specifically rejected the will of the House of Commons as set out through the Brady amendment when he declared that “alternative arrangements” could “never replace the backstop”. And in order to ensure Tusk did not enjoy a monopoly on offending we Brits, a picture emerged of Juncker and Varadkar posing with a large novelty “Thank You from Ireland” card evidently sent to the Commission President, with Juncker’s office letting it be known that it contained the message “Britain does not care about peace in Ireland”.

‘All of yesterday’s antics were all the more extraordinary because of their timing: today Theresa May is heading to Brussels for meetings with Messrs Tusk, Juncker and Verhofstadt on the back of last week’s Commons votes and the Whitehall talks that have been considering alternative arrangements to the backstop.’

Further Reading:

The Telegraph’s international business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s Parliament Beware: the Backstop and EU Political Declaration are a double-trap makes essential reading for its historical background:

‘BE very wary of any EU codicil, protocol, or soft law memorandum offering assurances on the Irish backstop. Either it safeguards the UK’s sovereign prerogatives and free agency, or it locks the country into a perpetual legal arrangement as a regulatory captive without voting rights. It is one or the other. No fuzzy compromise on this legal point can exist.

‘The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht still holds force – to the eternal irritation of Madrid – because it is extremely difficult to abrogate. “You cannot get out treaties unless there is a ‘denunciation clause’ or by mutual agreement,” said Lorand Bartels, a law don at Cambridge.

‘NAFTA, NATO, or the WTO, all have escape clauses. That is why Donald Trump can threaten to tear up everything. The Withdrawal Agreement does not. It is sui generis. (ie one of a kind)

‘No large country in modern peacetime history has ever signed a treaty document of this kind yielding fundamental sovereign powers for ever. The insolvent king of Spain agreed to the Treaty of Utrecht and the loss of Gibraltar only because he had been defeated in the War of Spanish Succession.

‘We already have the hard lesson of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, the so-called Christmas tree of rights dismissed at first by one Europe minister (Keith Vaz) as “no more binding than the Beano or the Sun”.

‘The Lisbon Treaty later gave the Charter legal force under the European Court (ECJ). This created a clutch of aspirational economic and social rights that clash with Common Law practice…’

‘Brussels needs to do something because risks are rising. Europe is suddenly in a rougher predicament than anybody expected, hence Mr Tusk’s talk of dispatching Brexiteers to a “special place in Hell”.

‘The eurozone is near recession with no monetary or fiscal defences. It faces the escalating risk of an Italian debt crisis spreading to French and German banks. A no-deal Brexit has become very dangerous for the EU as well…

‘Lest we forget, the backstop is not the only landmine in the withdrawal package. The supposedly non-binding Political Declaration keeps the UK subject to the Acquis on the environment, labour law, taxation, competition, and state aid. Non-regression clauses make this law impossible to repeal even where its manifestly harmful.

‘Paragraph 132 states that the ECJ will have the final say on disputes. This extends the legal capture of the Withdrawal Agreement into the future relationship. Paragraph 135 establishes a punishment mechanism, with fines for breaches of the accord. It sets in train future fishing quotas…’

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Bearing all this in mind, especially the point about the EU’s financial crisis and possible collapse, we’ll look at other pertinent prophecies and dealing with Tusk’s curse in the next post > > >

A Special Declaration over Parliament

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DECLARATION FOR PARLIAMENT – 29th January 2019

“O land, land, land hear the word of the Lord”  Jeremiah 22:2

We thank You Lord for the rich spiritual heritage of this nation, for the gift and call upon this land and we declare the Name of Jesus will be exalted, the sovereign purpose for the UK fulfilled and the Kingdom of God come in all its variety and fullness.

On this significant day, we declare righteousness will exalt you, and we speak righteousness into every negotiation, discussion and vote taking place.

As when Moses’ arms were lifted up Your purposes prevailed, we speak strength to Your people, that Your love, hope and vision will sustain them. In the Name of Jesus, we decree and declare over the completeness of our connections to Europe, that which You would disconnect will be disconnected and that which You would connect will be connected.

We speak to the very fabric, foundation, DNA and godly mandate of the United Kingdom, and we call you forth in the Name of Jesus.

Now, we stand as the Ecclesia in this nation, and we decree and declare: the United Kingdom will  rise up and lead the nations once more, releasing not a vision tainted by man’s desire for power, but the heart of the Kingdom, in purity and in love.

[Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation]

RB: for the principles of making decrees and declarations read Mentoring Day Part 2.

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Great Britain remains No 1 for global business!

Further to my previous post at the EU’s financial instability, the internationally famous business magazine Forbes has once again rated the UK as number 1 in its ranking of Best Countries for Business out of 161 nations – despite Brexit and the Remain brigade’s whinging and whining!

According to Westmonster’s coverage of this news, the criteria of assessment includes taxes, technology, political risk, workforce and freedom. As Forbes explains:

“The United Kingdom ranked first for the second straight year on the strength of its workforce, innovation and lack of red tape”.  A huge vote of confidence in the country moving forward as the country gets set to depart from the European Union.

Fulfilled Prophecy #13 – latest on EU’s financial shaking

Let’s look once again at ongoing indicators for the fulfillment of the prophetic word given just over 3 years ago on the fall of the EU (UK/EU In/Out #4 refers).

In the knowledge that the European Parliament in Strasbourg is built in honour of the Tower of Babel (UK/EU In/Out #2 – Significant Spiritual Signs),  ‘ML’ noticed an ‘interesting turn of phrase’ in an email of last week on financial affairs, in which it states (emphasis mine):

“The unbridled money printing by central banks… the negative interest rates… the colossal levels of debt worldwide… they’ve built a tower of Babel in the global economy. “

GERMANY

In No-deal Brexit risks a rude economic shock for Germany and fragile Eurozone the  Telegraph’s international business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, is of the opinion,

There is no such thing as Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The Withdrawal Agreement is merely a legal contract to pay £39bn, with the Irish back-stop for good measure. In exchange, Britain secures a transition phase with no veto rights, bound to accept all fresh EU law even when it threatens the national interest. On payment of the exit fee we also secure the ‘privilege’ of starting talks on a deal. The terms of that deal must be agreed by all 27 EU states (unlike the Withdrawal Agreement)…’ (emphasis mine).

Here’s a few extracts of his, as ever, noteworthy in-depth analysis:

‘…The EU’s own circumstances have deteriorated dramatically over the last year. This matters. The first ‘recession’ casualties of Brexit have been Germany and Italy, not Britain, mirabile dictu. [ie. wonderful to say]…

‘…For the last two years Germany’s industrial lobbies have adopted a dismissive tone on Brexit, deeming it a sad spectacle of economic self-harm, with minor implications for them. They would not rescue Brexiteers by pushing for a friendly market deal. The integrity of the EU project matters more.  It has not been hard to keep up this mantra. The British government has yielded at each stage. What Deutschland Inc was not expecting is that Parliament might block the Withdrawal Agreement altogether, leading to a hard Brexit by default…

‘…Germany is being hit by multiple shocks, but Brexit is clearly one of them. The much-needed fall in sterling has clipped German imports and led to import substitution at the margin.  The current account deficit has improved markedly when adjusted for full-employment (the relevant metric)…

He concludes, ‘My fear is that Berlin will try to head off this threat by offering Theresa May just enough legal pomade on the Irish back-stop to slide the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament, without really changing the substance.’

POLAND

Also in an interview reported yesterday, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki  criticised senior EU officials over their “unfortunate behaviour” at last week’s Brussels summit, calling on European leaders to help our PM to navigate the “storm” of Brexit.

Poland has repeatedly spoken up on behalf of Mrs May in the Brexit talks, but has stopped short of breaking ranks with the EU on its red lines, such as the integrity of the single market and the Irish backstop. Warsaw shares London’s wariness of the EU’s push towards deeper integration (and eventual) pressure on the country to replace the zloty with the euro…

‘Whereas some EU leaders have poured scorn on Mrs May’s Brexit proposals, such as the Chequers plan, Polish officials have been impressed by the Prime Minister’s firmness on her red lines, in particular on stopping vast payments to the EU and ending the jurisdiction of EU courts.

“There were some hardline politics on both sides of the table during the negotiations, but finally a compromise was reached. Mrs May made a huge effort, and the Withdrawal Agreement is the best possible outcome that could have been achieved,” Mr Morawiecki said.’

It was only 6 weeks ago when Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, warned that “Poland could accidentally(!) leave the EU” – PolExit! (Update on Leaderless EU).

FRANCE – ITALY

Ambrose writes (11 Dec) ‘Emmanuel Macron’s bid to buy off France’s “gilets jaunes” protesters with instant budget handouts threatens to blast through eurozone’s fiscal limits, fatally damaging his credibility as the champion of the European project and the guardian of French public accounts.

‘The package of short-term measures announced in a theatrical mea culpa on Monday night leaves President Macron’s putative “grand bargain” with Germany in tatters…

‘..The new measures will leave France with a bigger budget deficit than Italy’s on every key measure, putting Brussels in a delicate position as it prepares sanctions against the rebel Lega-Five Star coalition in Rome…’ (Macron’s credibility shattered as France joins Italy in budget disgrace).

The EU is not all it’s cracked up to be as its cracks keep spreading and widening!

Previous Updates:

‘Divine Designs’ re. Britain and the European Union

In updating me on his thoughts about Britain and the EU, Neil Mackereth (author of SIGNS) enables our further consideration of the prophetic word on the Lord being in control of Brexit.

Neil writes, “I have amended the last section ‘Spiritual Significance’ somewhat, mainly to emphasise that understanding comes with hindsight. The reasons for the present political confusion and turmoil will become clear. My view is that it is necessary to ensure there is not an inappropriate compromise deal (appeasement). No political consensus may be the only way to ensure a proper severance.”

DIVINE DESIGNS

THE SPIRITUAL IMPERATIVE

A spiritual indifference has taken root in the world today. The rulers, leaders, decision makers and diplomats are trying to direct nations and solve problems using the wisdom of this age – their own “wisdom”, world-view, self-interest, conceit and disdain (see 1 Corinthians 2:6, 14.).

As always, God is in control and is working out His purposes. We need to keep our spiritual eyes and ears open in these turbulent times and seek to understand the Kingdom perspective and significance of events. We may be mystified but we can still choose to go with God in the fulfilment of His purposes. His ways are not our ways; however, He wants us to be involved and what matters most is maintaining our relationship with Jesus and doing our utmost to fulfil the great commission.

Is there a link between following biblical guidelines and the wellbeing of the nation? The secular world ridicule suggestions that God is in control. They are mistaken.

An Example of the Significance of Blessing Israel – The Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration of 9 November 1917, promising a national homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine, shows the efficacy of the principle expressed in Genesis 12.3 “I will bless those who bless you”. The declaration, first aired on 2 November, became agreed Government policy a week later. It was heartfelt and undoubtedly blessed the Jews: there was an almost immediate counter blessing!

General Allenby, the British commander in the Middle East, launched an offensive to capture Jerusalem on 31 October 1917. He took Gaza on 7 November and Jaffa on 16 November.  As Allenby’s forces approached Jerusalem the German and Turkish forces decided to withdraw from the city.

General Allenby and his commanders walked into the undefended city of Jerusalem on 9 December 2017. That was truly remarkable!

Unfortunately, subsequent governments have not shown unity or clarity in their endeavours to bless God’s chosen people!

THE UNEXPECTED

I meet many disheartened Christians who do not see God’s hand in the events unfolding in our nation. I, on the other hand, am intrigued and excited by a chain of unexpected outcomes. Examples where the “experts” were confounded:

  1. The Scottish independence referendum of September 2014 (unity of UK)
  2. PM Cameron, promising a referendum on EU membership, re-elected to government with an unexpected overall majority – General Election May 2015
  3. Mr Corbyn elected Labour leader – September 2015 (against all expectations)
  4. EU referendum (PM hoisted by his own petard having only anticipated a coalition government and hence no likelihood of having to honour the pledge)
  5. BREXIT – June 2016 (referendum outcome against expectations)
  6. The Labour Party, which might have influenced the Remain vote, in disarray
  7. PM Cameron resigns July 2016
  8. Mrs May elected PM July 2016 (virtually unopposed – a professing Christian)
  9. PM calls a snap general election June 2017 – unexpectedly loses her majority (against all pundit expectations/forecasts!) and has to rely on DUP support to form a government (the significance of the DUP holding the balance of power becomes more evident as Brexit progresses – unity of UK)
  10. The pessimistic ‘experts’ have repeatedly been proved wrong:
  • The stock market will crash – it has reached record highs
  • Unemployment will rise – it has fallen
  • The economy will go into recession – the opposite is true
  • The value of the pound will fall – it has but that has not been the predicted disaster. It has proved beneficial to trade and made the UK an attractive proposition/haven for overseas investors, the pound is recovering.

Cracks are appearing in the unity of the EU nations: their instability is ignored by the UK prophets of doom who continue their barrage, many demanding a second referendum. The amazing thing is, the pundits are still held in high esteem!

SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE

We have a God of the unexpected and the above list indicates that God’s hand is on Great Britain. The significance and progressive nature of each step only becomes clear with hindsight. Similarly, I am sure that the reasons for the current political confusion and government disarray will be apparent “after the event”. I am reminded of Habakkuk; we watch to see God’s plans unfold, confident in the knowledge that however turbulent the immediate future may be, His plans will not be thwarted. Furthermore, God told Habakkuk to tell the nation what was to happen.

I don’t know whether a deal (i.e. with fair contractual agreements) or a no-deal Brexit is best, but He does: instead of being in the worst position, as so many argue, knowing Him puts us in the best position.

We are at a pivotal moment. The signs of demonic influence in the EU are startlingly obvious, to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Brexit threatens to hasten the break-up of the EU (I think it was inevitable). Whatever people may say; Brexit is a calamity for the EU. God is rescuing the UK from an unholy alliance, to be a tower of strength, a light in a dark place, a refuge and a sanctuary.

Our God is not a God of compromise. Pray, pray and pray again for a clean, fair and complete break from the EU. Pray for the adoption of the underlying principle that UK policies will be biblically based and will seek to bless the Jewish people (this does not mean endorsing or condoning any unreasonable actions/words of secular authorities or leaders. It does mean help in safeguarding the rights and security of Israel, and of the Jewish people worldwide).

Watch and be amazed: we constantly underestimate the greatness of our God and we constantly underestimate the power and authority of His Word. He is birthing something new for the nations of the world, which apparent from the shaking and repositioning we are witnessing. It heralds the time of tribulation, which will culminate in the return of Jesus.

[Photo Credit: Paul Luckcraft Meet Neil Mackereth, author of ‘SIGNS’]

Passion for the Nation: Brexit prayer declaration

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BREXIT

Father in Heaven, we come into agreement with Your word in Matthew 17: 20 “you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible to you”. (Also: Zechariah 4:7)

We declare You desire that this nation will display Your Kingdom and Your Kingship, moving in agreement with both Your Spirit and Your statutes.

We declare God is the Master Planner of heaven and earth. His plans are for good and not evil, greater than every plan of man or of the enemy to bring confusion, division or hopelessness.

At this critical time in the final Brexit negotiations, we come into agreement with His word in Romans 4:17: He is ‘the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist’  – God over all matters concerning Brexit under discussion; the potential UK-EU Customs partnership; the issues of the Irish Border and all matters relating to trade, so we stand as the Ekklesia and in the Name of Jesus we call forth the strategies of heaven.

We declare over all negotiations and stumbling blocks, nothing is impossible to You and we speak “grace, grace and more grace” to every seeming impossibility, in Jesus Name. (Zechariah 4:7)

We speak Your clarity into the atmosphere of confusion between Europe and UK over the hindrances, diversions and weariness and we declare “the purposes of God will be fulfilled.”

Issued 17th October by Passion For The Nation and published with kind permission.

Earthquakes, the EU and its Euro

I presume a reader recalled the reference to a political earthquake under my blog’s sub-head Fulfilled Prophecy #37 whilst he was reading a financial analyst’s blog.

My item quotes Veronika West’s brief Fb of 2nd October reacting to Trey Gowdy, (on behalf of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington DC) on his own Fb to a shock announcement made by Majority Leader of the House. Gowdy remarks, ‘EARTHQUAKE!’ (click to read).

So ‘M’ alerted me on Monday with this email (emphases mine):

“Having read several recent items on the prophetic emails talking about earthquakes and shakings etc I wondered if the item below may be related.  It comes from one of the financial bloggers I follow who is monitoring the situation between Italy and the EU.

“Here are some quotes from the Express and Bloomberg:

“But with the European Elections scheduled for 2019, Mr Salvini reminded the Commission of the risks of threatening a core member state like Italy:

“The Europe of bankers, founded on mass immigration and economic insecurity, keeps on threatening and insulting Italians and their Government? Relax, in six months 500 million voters will fire them. We keep going.”

‘Mr di Maio, who serves as Italian deputy Prime Minister alongside Mr Salvini, warned EU citizens will mimic Italian citizens in demanding change from Brussels.

‘Speaking to La Repubblica, he said: “There will be a political earthquake at the European level and all rules will change.

“In all EU countries – we can see it from the polls – something similar to what happened during the Italian election will happen. We’ll see with the European elections and it will help us.”

“And:
“There will be such an earthquake in all countries against the austerity that the rules will change the day after the elections,” Di Maio said in an interview with Corriere della Sera published on Sunday.”

Thank you my friend for this valued contribution.

[Further reading: Running a budget deficit won’t fix Italy but could bring down the Euro.]

Declarations for our Vision and Economy – Northern Ireland

Passion for the Nation issued the following declarations for praying over Britain today and yesterday respectively. Republished here with permission, emphases and notes mine:

VISION

‘The earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said…” Genesis 1:2

We thank You for the Godly heritage of this nation – for the Kingdom foundations within our nation, our Government, Justice systems, National Institutions and Culture and we thank You for the men and women who laid those foundations through their love for You and their love for the people.

We confess where their promises, commitments and vows made to You on behalf of the land have been broken or unfulfilled, we appeal to Your mercy and that any judgment against us will be reversed. (Take a moment to ask God what He would put on your heart…)

Now Jesus, we thank You for Your kindness and Your grace and we come into agreement with Your word in Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…”

We decree as the new season for this nation is birthed and as new foundations laid, the United Kingdom will be shaped and formed according to God’s design and completed according to His order and timing.

We speak into the Brexit negotiations and we declare:
  • “Shift!” where they need to shift,
  • “Change!” where they need to change,
  • “Align!” where Kingdom alignment is needed.

Now we declare in this season, You desire to use the many and not the few, so in Jesus’ Name we call Your people into position and declare that the uniqueness of gifting within each one will be ready, positioned and released, in Jesus Name.

Now Jesus, we continue to pray for Theresa May,
  • that she will hear Your Voice, above and beyond every other voice,
  • that she will have courage to do as You ask, and strength to carry through against all opposition.

ECONOMY

The Lord will open to You His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in season, and to bless all the work of Your hands. You shall lend to many nations but You shall not borrow” Deuteronomy 28:12

According to Your Word, we declare You desire that this nation will be blessed and not cursed, to lend and not borrow.

We acknowledge You are the Alpha and the Omega who rules over the nations in love and truth, and that all wisdom comes from You. We speak Your revelatory wisdom to those who work at the Treasury and the Bank of England – especially to the Chancellor. Even as policies and budgets are put into place, we speak alignment of all decisions and directives according to Your purpose and plan.

We decree and declare in this nation that businesses, industry and manufacturing will flourish, aided and strengthened by strategic and advantageous trade agreements.

We declare in the Name of Jesus: banking systems, financial data systems and the Stock Market will be safe and secure, unaffected by any plan of man or the enemy to bring confusion, disturbance or collapse.

Now, we continue to declare the Lordship and Sovereign Will of God over every aspect of the Brexit Bill and the future relationship with the European Union, especially concerning Trade Policies, Deals and Arrangements and the Irish Border, that Your plans for this nation in all their fullness will be established.

Notes on NI-Eire Border:

After PM May’s speech to last week’s Tory Party conference, Charles Moore, past editor of The Daily Telegraph, writes: ‘Mrs May is being outwitted by a European Commission which hides behind the Good Friday Agreement’. Continue reading

Bible Update: ‘Gog-Magog’ axis moves onto financial footing

Latest developments on ‘axis of infamy’ foreseen by OT prophet Ezekiel is that last week’s Putin-Rouhani-Erdogan summit in Tehran determined ways of circumventing US economic sanctions against their three nations (ie Russia, Iran and Turkey).

Once their troops in Syria overcome the rebels last stronghold in Idlib then Syria will be rebuilt and become a sanctions-busting hub. According to DebkaFile, ‘the three leaders forged an economic-strategic pact to create measures for fighting American sanctions. One measure approved was to contract all business deals among Russia, Iran and Turkey, including gas and oil, in local currencies instead of American dollars. The same rule would apply to banking transactions….US and Israel paid special note to the trilateral decision reached in Tehran to convert the massive projects for Syria’s post-war recovery (after Iran had solidified its military foothold there) into a back-door hatch for escaping US sanctions against Iran. During the Obama presidency, Oman and Abu Dhabi served this purpose; under Donald Trump, it will pass to Damascus, with the added benefit of protection from the deepening Russian-Iranian-Syrian military cooperation…’

Many have long suspected events are well on the way to final fulfillment of the prophecy of the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17:1). With ‘Basher’ Assad’s obliteration of rebel areas, large parts of that capital are already in ruins!

Bible Update: Genesis 12 blessing and curse in the news

Now [in Haran] the LORD said to Abram, “Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.

“And I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].

“And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language towards you; in you ALL the families and kindred of the earth will be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].” (Genesis 12:1-3 Amplified Bible)

I was reminded of this passage last weekend as being the explanation for the amazing news of financial markets in the US defying the tumult convulsing rest of the world!

Bloomberg reports: “If we looked at the world through just a U.S. lens, it would all seem quite sublime. Geopolitics and geo-tensions are far from it, however,” Marty Mitchell, former head government bond trader at Stifel Nicolaus & Co. and now an independent strategist, said in his daily newsletter Thursday. “It’s just a strange and disconcerting world that we live in, yet the U.S. equity market and the U.S. economy just keep chugging along”;‘for now, investors may have good reason to be confident in U.S. assets amid the global turmoil. (but) that doesn’t mean they can ignore the events offshore, such as Turkey,’ says Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer of Bleakley Financial Group.”

To me this speaks of a consequential blessing coming upon the United States because president Trump recognises Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state of Israel and therefore relocated the US embassy there. (The next day Guatemala moved theirs too and their ambassador reports that on the day its doors opened no crime was reported in her homeland for the first time in its history! – ICEJ editorial, Word From Jerusalem.)

And now, a week later, those verses of Genesis 12 crop up again upon reading William Koenig’s Eye View from the White House in connection with these references:

THREE SOUTH AMERICAN LEADERS CURSED ISRAEL: one is dead, one is in jail and one was impeached!

Koenig: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Brazil’s Presidents Lula and Rousseff cursed Israel and suffered major personal and political consequences.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
  • Hugo Chavez Blasts Israel – (Chavez chastises Israel starting at 1:35 in tape) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt4FLhr0Yq0
  • Hugo Chavez weeps and calls on God to spare his life – April 6, 2008 – Telegraph-UK
  • Venezuela’s Chavez Dies at 58 – March 5, 2013 – Israel National News
  • The Curse of Chávez’s Ghost – Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela is falling apart. Can anything save its oil-starved economy? – Council on Foreign Policy (CPR) — Foreign Policy
Brazilian President Lula
  • With So Many Problems of Its Own, Why Is Brazil So Nasty to Israel? – Tower
  • Brazil angers US and Israel with its pro-Palestine move, meets with Iran’s Ahmadinejad – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Brazil’s ex-president ‘Lula’ da Silva jailed for graft – April 8, 2018 – USA Today
  • Former Brazilian President Lula Surrenders to Face Prison Time- Hamodia
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls Israel’s conflict with Hamas ‘a massacre’ – March 7, 2014 – Fox News
  • Israel Changes Tack After Standoff With Brazil Over Dani Dayan – March 3, 2016
  • New York Times
  • Dilma Rousseff Is Ousted as Brazil’s President in Impeachment Vote – August 31, 2016 – New York Times
  • Brazil approves new Israeli ambassador after blocking settlement leader – January 17, 2017 – – Ynet
IS ERDOGAN NEXT TO BE CURSED? He called Israel’s new nation-state law fascist; Hitler’s spirit re-emerging
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan prides himself on being the major Muslim figure not only in Turkey but the entire Middle East. He was tight with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood before that government was overthrown by General Al-Sisi.
  • His ego is enormous, and Trump is taking him on for not releasing Pastor Brunson and other reasons (review Turkey-US: A timeline of plummeting relations – Bloomberg).
  • Fortunately, the beginning of the delivery of 100 F-35 stealth jets that were to be shipped to Turkey have been stopped by Congress and the president.
  • Erdogan is not backing down as Turkey’s currency, stock markets and economy keep crashing.
  • Erdogan was the person who corrected Obama when he spoke of moderate Islam in his April 2009 speech to the Turkish Parliament; Erdogan said there is no such thing.

Erdogan says new Israeli law fascist, Hitler’s spirit re-emerging (Reuters)

Turkey reeling economically and politically: News headlines with links to articles

  • Erdoğan rebuked for claiming Israeli officials have ‘Hitler spirit’: Netanyahu calls Turkey a ‘dark dictatorship’, in diplomatic spat over new law defining Israel as a Jewish state – The Guardian
  • U.S.-Turkey Relations At Crossroads, Erdogan Warns Of New Friends In Eastern Places – Jerusalem Post
  • Turkey meltdown – Bloomberg

Continued in next post Genesis 12: An Analysis of Turkey’s Status linking to an in-depth article by Caroline Glick.

BRITAIN’S CORBYN NEXT??

Therefore I must ask, is deeply anti-Semitic Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn next?? His support of terrorists has been coming under increasing exposure. Read a survivor of the 1972 Munich Olympics murders: I nearly died with my teammates. I hope Corbyn disappears from politics.

We know God’s word doesn’t return to Him void, ie. without accomplishing its purpose, so it’s encouraging to see Him bringing it about.